Illustration of a TV with a autumn leaves indicating a TV sale

With many of us spending more time at home streaming shows and watching movies, a new TV might be on the agenda. Televisions aren’t the most heavily promoted items in Labor Day sales—more sales target Black Friday—but you can still score a great deal.

You’ll see leftover 2019 models, plus a smattering of new 2020 sets that have recently hit the market. The deals on last year’s TVs will typically be better because retailers are looking to clear out inventories to make room for the new models.

Unless you’re in the market for a new 8K TV—which has a higher-resolution screen that can offer even greater picture detail—you can buy a 2019 model and not worry about missing out on any important new features. We don’t think it makes much sense buy an 8K TV this year anyway, because they’re still more expensive and there’s really no native 8K content to watch. 

Here are some of the best Labor Day TV sales you can snag right now. We’ve tested a good number of these models; full digital members of CR can view the results in our complete TV ratings.

Small TVs

Insignia 32-Inch 720p Fire TV Smart TV

    Jumbo-sized TVs are great for a main set in a large room, but sometimes you just need an extra TV that won’t break the bank. This 32-inch model from Insignia—Best Buy’s house brand—provides satisfying picture quality. It uses the Amazon Fire TV smart TV platform to provide access to lots of streaming services.


    CR’s test results: Insignia NS-32DF310NA19

    TCL 40-Inch 1080p Android TV

      We usually associate TCL TVs with the Roku smart TV platform, but this model, the TCL 40S330—so far an exclusive at Best Buy—is an Android TV. It did well in our tests, though its sound isn’t so hot. Thanks to Android TV, it offers access to Google Cast for streaming from mobile devices. It has Google Assistant built in and will work with Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant.


      CR’s test results: TCL 40S330

      Insignia 43-Inch 4K Amazon Fire TV

        This 43-inch ultra-high definition (4K) smart TV from Insignia—which uses the Amazon Fire TV smart TV system—offers satisfying HD and 4K picture quality, but its high dynamic range (HDR) performance is ineffective, mainly because of peak brightness limitations. The Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 also has a fairly narrow viewing angle. Fire TVs have the Alexa voice-powered digital assistant, plus access to a lot of streaming video services, including Amazon Prime. 

        CR’s test results: Insignia NS-43DF710NA21

        Midsized TVs

        Vizio 55-Inch M-Series 4K Smart TV

          This 55-inch 4K ultra-high definition set is in the company’s midline M-Series from 2019. It has commendable high-definition and 4K picture quality but less than stellar HDR (high dynamic range) performance. It also has the company’s SmartCast smart TV system with built-in Chromecast, plus support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple AirPlay. 


          CR’s test results: Vizio M557-G0

          LG 55-Inch CX Series 4K OLED TV

            Looking for one of the best 55-inch TVs you can buy? While we haven’t yet tested this 2020 LG OLED set, which is a step-up model above LG’s entry-level BX Series, we did test a 65-inch sibling, the LG OLED65CXAUA. That model is sold through warehouse clubs. It was among the best TVs we’ve tested so far in 2020, with top-notch picture quality and effective high dynamic range (HDR) performance, which can produce enhanced contrast and brighter specular highlights when done well. We expect this set to do similarly.

            This set supports Dolby Atmos audio and has LG’s updated smart TV platform, plus its voice-enabled ThinQ artificial intelligence platform, which allows it to interact with and control other compatible smart home products. The TV also has built-in support for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa digital voice assistants, and works with Apple AirPlay 2.

            LG 60-Inch 4K Smart TV

              This entry-level ultra-high definition (4K) LG set from 2019 does well in terms of overall picture quality, though it can’t deliver a compelling HDR, or high-dynamic range, experience. The price at Target is a little cheaper than it is at a few other retailers, including Best Buy. It’s about $40 cheaper than when we saw it during Memorial Day sales. 


              CR’s test results: LG 60UM6900PUA

              Vizio 60-Inch V-Series 4K Smart TV

                This 60-inch Vizio 4K ultra-high definition smart TV, in the company’s entry-level V-Series from 2019, has commendable high-definition picture quality. But it isn’t quite as good with 4K content. Also, it doesn’t do a great job with high dynamic range (HDR), but that’s typical for televisions at this price. The set has the company’s SmartCast smart TV system, which includes built-in Chromecast, plus support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice-powered assistants.


                CR’s test results: Vizio V605-G3

                Large-Screen TVs

                TCL 65-Inch TCL 4-Series Roku TV

                  The TCL 65S421 is in the company’s entry-level ultra-high definition (4K) series for 2019. We didn’t test this particular model, but in general the TCL 4-Series models we’ve reviewed have been decent TVs overall, though they don’t do very well for high dynamic range (HDR). Also, this model lacks the Dolby Vision HDR found in 5-Series and 6-Series TCLs. Thanks to the Roku smart TV platform, it has access to lots of content. It’s cheaper at Walmart than elsewhere right now.

                  Samsung 65-Inch 4K Smart TV

                    This 4K ultra-high definition smart TV—the Samsung UN65NU6900—is from 2018 and still hanging around at several retailers, and it’s at a low price for a set this size. It offers a lot for the money, including great overall picture quality and satisfying sound. Its HDR (high dynamic range) performance, though, has only limited effectiveness. This model has Samsung’s smart TV platform but not its Bixby digital voice assistant, which is found on step-up models.


                    CR’s test results: Samsung UN65NU6900


                    Samsung 65-Inch QLED 4K Smart TV

                      This 65-inch ultra-high definition (4K) TV from Samsung is in an entry-level series of QLED TVs for 2019, which are the company’s premium TVs. It offers satisfying overall picture quality, though its HDR (high dynamic range) performance, which can produce enhanced contrast and brighter highlights when done well, wasn’t as good as we’ve seen on Samsung’s pricier QLED models.


                      CR’s test results: Samsung QN65Q60R

                      Vizio 70-Inch V-Series 4K Smart TV

                        We didn’t test this particular model, the Vizio V705-G1. But in general, Vizio V-Series sets in larger screen sizes (65 inches and above) have done fairly well in our ratings for both high-definition and ultra-high def (4K) picture quality, though they haven’t been able to deliver a compelling high dynamic range (HDR) experience. That’s not unusual at this price level. Like other V-Series sets, this TV has Vizio’s SmartCast smart TV system that includes built-in Chromecast, plus support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice-powered assistants. The TV at Best Buy, listed above, is basically the same set with a G3 suffix in the model number, and it’s about $30 cheaper than it was during the Best Buy Memorial Day sale. 

                        Hisense 75-Inch 4K Android TV

                          While many sets this size and price are leftover models, this 75-inch Hisense 75H6570G set is a brand-new 2020 model. We didn’t test this set—it’s in an entry-level 4K ultra-high definition series—but in general we’ve found 6 Series Hisense sets to provide decent overall picture quality, though not great HDR (high dynamic range) performance. This model is an Android TV with built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant.

                          TCL 75-Inch 4K 6-Series Roku TV

                            This 75-inch ultra-high definition (4K) UHD smart TV from TCL, a Roku TV model in TCL’s step-up 6-Series sets, is the bigger sibling to the TCL 65R615 model that was among the best big-screen bargains we saw in 2019. We didn’t test this model, but we think it probably delivers the same great overall picture quality and effective HDR (high dynamic range) performance we’ve seen in other 6-Series sets we have tested. The R615 models are Best Buy exclusives; they’re pretty much the same as the R617 sets sold elsewhere, but they come with a basic Roku remote, not a voice-enabled one.

                            Sony 75-Inch 4K Smart TV

                              The Sony XBR-75X800H is a midline set in Sony’s LED/LCD TV lineup for 2020. The price at Best Buy and Dell is about the same; a few months ago Dell was throwing in a very generous $350 eGift card, so you may want to see if it sweetens the deal sometime before Labor Day. We haven’t tested this set yet, but we did review its 65-inch sibling, which is a fine overall performer. And even though its HDR, or high dynamic range, has only limited effectiveness, it’s a bit better than last year’s model, thanks to higher brightness.

                              TCL 75-Inch 8-Series 4K Roku TV

                                This 2019 75-inch LCD 4K ultra-high definition Roku TV from TCL delivers top-notch picture quality and a very effective high dynamic range (HDR) experience, though at a higher price than the company’s similar-performing 6-Series sets. The TCL 75Q815 set also has very good sound, something the 6-Series sets don’t deliver. One interesting element of this TV is that it’s the first to use “mini LEDs” in its full-array LED backlight with local dimming, which can help improve with black levels and contrast. The 2020 6-Series sets get this feature, too.

                                Thanks to the Roku TV smart TV platform, this set has access to a lot of streaming services, and it includes support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice-powered digital assistant. The 8-Series models come with a voice-enabled Roku remote control.

                                CR’s test results: TCL 75Q815

                                Samsung 82-Inch QLED 4K Smart TV

                                  Given its 82-inch screen size, this Samsung QN82Q60RAFXZA model, in the company’s entry-level QLED series for 2019, is bound to impress. We didn’t test this model, but other Q60 models in our ratings have typically done very well in every area except HDR (high dynamic range) performance. Right now this set is a few hundred dollars cheaper at Amazon than elsewhere; Best Buy has it for more than $2,000.